With AXPONA in the rear view mirror, ASC will be attending (in person!) our “local” HiFi show in Seattle, the Pacific Audio Fest 2023, June 23-25. We are thrilled to be returning to year two and will be bringing a literal truckload of TubeTraps for the benefit of exhibitors and attendees alike. Once again we will have a booth in the marketplace and encourage you to stop in and say hi!
Special thanks to Lou Hinkley and Gary Gill for organizing this fine event with grace and enthusiasm. You guys rock!
Today we revisit last year’s experience while we prepare for this year’s upcoming show. We hope to see you there!
PAF 2023 Exhibitors!
Are you demonstrating your prized audio equipment to a crowd of refined audiophiles?
Will you be setting up in a room that was NOT designed for audio playback?
Would you like your room to sound as good as possible?
The odds are good you said Yes to all three questions. Call us soon to arrange for your loaner TubeTraps. There is still room in the truck — the more calls we get, the more Tubes we will bring! 1-800-ASC-TUBE
ASC Revisits the 2022 Pacific Audio Fest Experience, Looks Ahead to PAF 2023
Last year the inaugural Pacific Audio Fest showcased many of the world’s top HiFi music playback equipment manufacturers and was a wonderful experience for all involved. PAF 2022 was a harbinger for future audio shows, giving a forum for fellow audiophiles to gather, chat and check out the latest and greatest in the world of high-end audio.
HiFi audio shows are the best place to personally experience a wide variety of loudspeaker, amplifier, audio streaming, phonograph, and other associated equipment types — all in one convenient location, and you are able to compare the various gear nearly head-to-head as you move from room to room. For many boutique makers of fine equipment, audio shows are the only opportunity that potential clients may have to audition their labors of love.
Hotel rooms are not built for audio playback fidelity, and frankly, usually sound pretty bad. TubeTraps made every room sound better, and truly must be heard to be appreciated.
Please enjoy this small sampling of “TubeTrapped” rooms from last year’s show.
Troy Audio’s fine Acapulco high-efficiency loudspeakers re-created vintage Altec sound with a little help from some tubular friends.
Australian speaker makers Serhan Swift proved that big things can come in small packages with their mu2 MkII louspeaker. TubeTraps in corners.
Arion Audio complemented their fantastic open-baffle Apollo loudspeaker + woofer with quite a few TubeTraps to create a very smooth and balanced presentation with full and tight bass.
The Spatial Audio room demonstrated the life-like realism that an open-baffle dipole speaker can deliver. TubeTraps + dipole backwave = musical bliss!
Aurender brought in some Magico A5 loudspeakers to demonstrate the quality and reliability of their high-resolution streaming. And they delivered!
The Kroma Atelier Julieta loudspeaker, imported by Matterhorn Audio, truly wowed us with its big and rich sound. Let’s keep an eye on these newcomers to the North American market. Not surprisingly, the TubeTraps wrung out every last drop of quality.
ASC TubeTraps found homes in nearly half of the exhibitor’s rooms at PAF 2022, and we expect the same for 2023. We think – and nearly everyone agreed – that the rooms with TubeTraps sounded the best!